President Trump gave an interview to Fox News Sunday’s Chris Wallace this weekend about common issues ranging from the new crown virus test to his campaign rallies, and turned to a news-making topic,media reported. In one video, Trump boasts of his “excellent” performance in cognitive tests.
He is understood to have taken the test at Walter Reed Medical Center, and the president said doctors were surprised by his apparently excellent test results. “It’s an incredible thing,” Trump told Wallace, and the doctor told his test results, “very few people will do what you just did.” “
In the interview, Mr. Trump at one point speculated that Mr. Wallace might not do as well as Mr. Trump. In response, Wallace replied that, in fact, he found the test online and took it. This obviously doesn’t require the extraordinary intelligence that Trump suggests, because Wallace told the president that one of the problems is getting you to identify images of animals.
NBC reported as early as 2018 that President Trump received the Montreal Cognitive Assessment during his annual physical examination. According tomedia, MoCA is a rapid screening tool designed for mild cognitive impairment.” It evaluates different cognitive areas: attention and concentration, executive function, memory, language, visual construction skills, conceptual thinking, computing, and direction.
Euphemism, this is a test of mental decline, not intelligence itself.